Flag Salute & Invocation by Heather Flaherty
Lynda Hinton – Rotary Club of Bellingham
Grants Management Seminars
  • Rotary Field House – February 1st
  • Silver Reef Conference Centre – February 29th
Rotary Learning Institute (RLI)
  • RLI Part 2, March 7 
  • RLI Part 3, March 8
All sessions are being held at the Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn and Conference Centre. 
Distrit Training Assembly
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey Campus, April 4, 2020
Club Events
  • Concert, Whatcom North, Mt. Baker Theatre, January 24th
  • Oyster Fed, Bellingham Sunrise, Bellingham Country Club, February 1st
  • Interclub Social, The Inn @ Lynden, March 31st
  • 2020 District Conference “Join the Adventure”, Harrison Hot Springs Hotel and Convention Centre, April 30 to May 3
Club Announcements
John Purdie – needs volunteers for Squalicum High School scholarship committee
Mark Turner – reviewing Charitable Giving Proposals soon
Brad Cornwell – presented 2019/2020 club budget, $104,000 in revenue, $103,000 in expenses 
Bucks in the Bay
Curtis Dye – attended Mavis Staple Concert
John Templeton – trip to Cabo, recognizes Mount Baker Theatre, honor Lynda Hinton
Tim Krell – wore jersey of favorite Canucks player
Stu Ellison – visited Florida, made Docks for Kids donation
Mark Turner – received Master Photographer Award
Continuing the Legacy. John Purdie announced that Mount Baker Theater has a capital campaign for facility improvements. Lynda Hinton shared that her mother worked at the theater and architect Jim Zervas helped save the theater from demolition. The theater has been featured in Evening Magazine. The theater is used by 45 non-profits, given 146 rent-free events, and awarded 3600 student scholarships. MBT has 109,000 admissions and 400 events annually and supported by 225 volunteers.  The City of Bellingham purchased the building in 1983. MBT has a management agreement with the City. The City provides $450,000 annual funding.  The $3.3 million project is 77% funded. Exterior work is scheduled for this summer. Interior work is scheduled for the following year.  The project includes a roof repair, sound system upgrade, new carpet, and new chairs.
Rod Bring wins the raffle.